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10 Common Misconceptions about Fake Tanning

10 Common Misconceptions about Fake Tanning

It’s 2023 people, and if you’re still getting your tan from the sun, you’re doing it wrong!

This should be your year to make the switch to sunless tanning with us. Here at Luna Bronze, we welcome anyone and everyone to come and get your glow on without the associated sun damage. . It’s way safer and will have you looking younger, with the most radiant skin for a longer time 😏

Read on as we debunk all the misconceptions you may have about self tanning.

Fake tanning, or self-tanning, has come a long way in recent years. If you were to ask us back in 2010 what a self tan was, our minds would instantly shoot to Paris Hilton in her bad self tan era, where orange fake tans and monochrome LV bags were in. Thank god we’re way beyond that now! However, with the bad self tan era has come with many self tan misconceptions that can deter people from trying it.

So we’re here to debunk 10 Common Misconceptions About Fake Tanning:

1. Fake tanning is only for people who want a really dark tan.

While it's true that some people may want a deep tan, there are also many self tanning products available that are suited for every type of skin tone! You can choose a product that will give you the exact type of glow you’d like.

If you have fair skin, we’d recommend trying our Glow Gradual Tanning Moisturiser that gives you that ‘your skin, but better’ glow. If you have a deeper skin tone, our Total Eclipse Tanning Mousse will be your match as it is perfect at giving you that vacay bronze, but without the sun damage.

2. Fake tan is difficult to apply.

While it's true that applying self tanner can be a little tricky, it's not as difficult as some people might think. We’ve designed our range to be easy-to-apply that will give you fuss-free, flawless application. Oh, and it makes it one hundred times easier that we have our range of self tanning accessories.

If you’re scared of applying any self tanning product, make sure you pick up our Self Tanning Mitt. Whether you’re applying a mousse or a lotion, our mitt will help apply the tan like an absolute dream, that will leave you with a streak-free, flawless glow.

3. Self tan always looks fake.

Self tans have come a long way from the bright orange, noughties era. When we were formulating our tans, our number one priority was that they would give natural looking, undetectable results. With that in mind, all our formulas were made with an olive-base which means they can have a slightly green tone to them. However it just means you’re left with a beautiful, bronzed tan with no orange hues. You can thank us later for that one!

After a natural-looking, olive-based tan? Then you must get your mitts on our Eclipse Tanning Mousse. This is our medium tanner that gives you a light to medium tan that will leave your skin glowing.

4. Fake tanning is bad for your skin.

We’re all about creating self tanners that are good for you and your skin. Did you know that our products are 100% vegan and cruelty-free? We also use a high concentration of certified organic, natural ingredients enriched with skin-loving goodness that work to moisturise, hydrate and nourish your skin, helping you glow from the inside out.

Are you a first time self-tanner? We recommend trying our Illume Face Tanning Mist! It’s our heavenly, refreshing face mist that gives you an effortless and natural tan over 1-3 days!

5. Fake tanning is only for women.

Fake tanning is for EVERYONE! No matter who you are, if you’re after a touch of glow, look no further than our range. While it's true that many women use self-tanning products, self tanning for men can also be extremely popular. In fact, many men use self tanning products to get a natural-looking tan without exposing their skin to the sun's harmful UV rays.

To all and soon to be men in the Lunaverse, if you’re looking to dip your toe in the self tan game, you must try our Good Night Face Bronzing Serum! Simply apply 2-4 drops of our tanning drops in your nightly moisturiser, and wake up to a brighter, more hydrated glow!

6. Fake tan smells bad.

We’ve done the leg work to ENSURE that all our self tanners give you a glow with no bad fake tan smells. All our products include our essential oil blend scent of lemon myrtle, orange blossom and mandarin so it feels like you’re instantly transported to a relaxing spa each time you use our products.

7. Fake tanning is expensive.

You should think of sunless tanning as an investment. You would much rather get your tan from a bottle than compromise your skin's health by damaging your skin in the sun.

All our formulas contain high quality, natural and organic ingredients that will love your skin whilst developing a natural glow. You can rest assured that with each purchase and with each use, your skin will be thanking you for caring for it with a skin loving formula, than damaging it in the sun.

Please note, our products do not contain SPF in them, and we always recommend using sun protection each time you’re in the sun!

8. Fake tanning is a one-time deal.

Self tanning doesn’t have to be limited to a one-off event! We want you to incorporate Luna Bronze into your skincare and self care routines. We know that adding a little glow to the skin can help you feel just that bit better, so whenever you feel the need to add a touch of glow to the skin, you should use our self-tanning products!

Personally, if we’re going to incorporate a self tanner into our self care routine, we love using our Radiant Self Tanning Lotion! It gives you an INSTANT gorgeous glow that develops over the following 12 hours that also works to hydrate and nourish your skin.. Talk about a multi-tasker!

9. Fake tanning is time-consuming.

While it does take a little time to apply self tanner, it's not as time-consuming as some people might think. Many self-tanning products can be applied in just a few minutes and will give you a beautiful, natural-looking tan.

Self-tanning shouldn’t be a chore, it should be a joy! We designed our products to ensure they all have a fuss-free, easy-to-apply application that will allow you to get on with your day whilst developing a glow.

After an express tan? Then you will love our Total Eclipse Express Tanning Mousse! Get a spray-tan quality glow in the comfort of home in just 1-3 quick hours and get on with the rest of your day!

10. Fake tanning is dangerous.

Did you know that our self tanners are safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding? The DHA (tanning active) found in all of our products is 100% natural as per EcoCert standards, plus we use a high concentration of certified organic and natural ingredients. However, we do always recommend checking in with your doctor if you have any specific questions or concerns!

Just think, self-tanning is a much safer alternative to sunbathing or using a tanning bed, as it does not expose your skin to harmful UV rays.

We feel like the myth-busters of self tanning after debunking these misconceptions!

So next time you ever have any hesitations about self-tanning, make sure you come to reread this! You would much prefer to get your tan from the bottle then compromise your skin's health by damaging it in the sun.

Come and join our Lunaverse of sunless bronzers 💜

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